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Old 02-25-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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Electrical License In Pennsylvania


I would like to find out about the electrical license in PA. I know I heard in the cities you need a license. But in the suburbs you just need to show your prooof of insurance and pay for your permit. I have tried to look it up on a search site but never any real answers only thing I get is companies selling books about the subject. Let me know whats up.
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Old 02-25-2006, 09:04 PM   #2
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Call the Township that you need to be licenesed in and they will give you all the info. I only renew my Philly license yearly, some suburban townships like to see that you have a Philly license. I only get licensed in the Townships as I need them.

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Thanks for the info, I would like to know how to go about getting my license in Philadelphia, I do work outside the city limits.
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exactly what license would you like to get?
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Call 215-676-1776, that is the main # for the city. You have to take the test to become an Electrical Contractor in the City of Phila. The test is 4 hours, open book. I would check with the individual Townships first, why go through all of that if the Townships do not require it, unless you want it just to have it. It's $100.00 a year.
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The city test isn't that hard, but I have a friend who has failed it 5 times ....
There are a couple of twps., like Lower Merion, that don't recognize a Phila license, but most do. If you go to my website, I have a link [my city license #] that links to Phila L&I. They have links there about licensure, etc.
The direct number for L&I is 215-686-2454. The people there are all very nice and will be most helpful.
Also on my site, I have a link bar at the bottom, with links to IECA [city contractors assoc.] and IAEI. They will be helpful too. So will the EAP. [electrical assn]
feel free to call me at 610-299-0452
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they won't let me post my site address her so search google for licensed philadelphia electrician-I usually pop up on the first page or type in: www [dot]wilberelectrical [dot] com
such clever people should realize that most people can outwit idiots...
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Lower Merion will honor the Philly license as long as the test was given by the National Assessment Insitute and not the the City. The NAI started to give the test some years ago. The first time that I went to LM to get a license I found that out.
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they won't let me post my site address her...
Or you can direct folks to your profile where the site is linked.
Just click on your name and click "View Profile". No Google needed.

I'm just not sure who the idiots you refer to are....
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I am not surprised that Lower Merion accepts the standard test results!
I think that's great. I remember avoiding work in Lower Merion forever because "they're so tough..."
Then meeting Denny Sharpless and taking their test ...
I guess the guy who had told me how bad they were was as knowledgeable as my friend who keeps failing the Phila test ...

So, where do I find out how to insert quotes and point to my profile, anyway?
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Everybody that I had talked to about LM said that they were tough, Sharpless included. I didn't find it that way though, Sharpless was ok with me. Sometimes on jobs in these Townships, the Townsip guys want things over and above the code. Anytime that I had questions for Sharpless, he would always call back, I never had a problem.
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RW, while we are on the subject of Townships, how is Tredyffrin. I know one thing, they make you do a load calc for new homes, what a pain. I haven't done a load calc in all of my electrical life. I am going to be doing a new house up there, I hope they don't break them for me.
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Everybody that I had talked to about LM said that they were tough, Sharpless included. I didn't find it that way though, Sharpless was ok with me. Sometimes on jobs in these Townships, the Townsip guys want things over and above the code. Anytime that I had questions for Sharpless, he would always call back, I never had a problem.
I realize, on reading your response, that I didn't make it clear that I thought Denny was helpful. It was just what I had been afraid of because of what everyone else had said.
Personally, I like Denny.

Can't help you with an opinion about Tredyf. Just moved here from further in recently, and haven't had dealings with them.

I am not looking forward to load calcs either. Ugh!
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Hey guys I hate load calc's too. They made me do them at school constantly, well they got mad when they found that me and a friend made a exel speadsheet that does most of the work. You still have to pull some numbers from tables. I don't know how to post it here. Untill I can post it somewhere, just email me. rjdaggett@gmail.com
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Hey guys I hate load calc's too. They made me do them at school constantly, well they got mad when they found that me and a friend made a exel speadsheet that does most of the work. You still have to pull some numbers from tables. I don't know how to post it here. Untill I can post it somewhere, just email me. rjdaggett@gmail.com
Well, the point of doing them in school, is learning how to do them, and a spreadsheet won't help you on a journeymans or master exam.

That said, it sounds great for actual use in the office.
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...but why post it in some dead thread from over a year ago about PA licensing?
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...but why post it in some dead thread from over a year ago about PA licensing?

LOL I didn't see that!
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So, where do I find out how to insert quotes and point to my profile, anyway?
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When you're posting look for the hyperlink icon, (looks like a globe with a couple chainlinks) then type in or drag and drop a website like this: http://www.formatta.com/help/v7/desi...rlink_Icon.htm
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...but why post it in some dead thread from over a year ago about PA licensing?

Because things have not changed much in the year, all you need to be electrical contractor in PA is pick up truck with gun rack, and a good supply of vinyl signs. You go need a heart beat, in some townships for a permit, and don't worry, the inspectors usually had plenty of experience, in roofing or painting, for they are ready for anything even 220, or 221 whatever it takes.

How can a state, be so out of date, compared to other states, when it comes to electrical certifications, and inspections, only thing I can see is, lack of intrest, in moving ahead, from the existing electrical contractors.
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Because things have not changed much in the year.....
Sure they have...the OP hasn't posted here in over a year.
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How can a state, be so out of date, compared to other states, when it comes to electrical certifications, and inspections, only thing I can see is, lack of intrest, in moving ahead, from the existing electrical contractors.
With the exception of the areas around Pittsburgh and Philly, PA and its residents have been mostly against government regulation of any sort. That is both good and bad sometimes.

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